Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Chinese Junk Part II



Fisher-Price to recall nearly 1M toys


Toy-maker Fisher-Price is recalling 83 types of toys — including the popular Big Bird, Elmo, Dora and Diego characters — because their paint contains excessive amounts of lead.

The worldwide recall being announced Thursday involves 967,000 plastic preschool toys made by a Chinese vendor and sold in the United States between May and August. It is the latest in a wave of recalls that has heightened global concern about the safety of Chinese-made products.

Owners of a recalled toy can exchange it for a voucher for another product of the same value. To see pictures of the recalled toys, visit http://www.service.mattel.com. For more information, call Mattel's recall hot line at 800-916-4498.

More from the AP.

This is really getting ridiculous! How long are we going to let this garbage into the United States? I guess it will just take one nice fat lawsuit against one of these major corporations before the problem gets solved. See my post from June appropriately titled "Chinese Junk".

P.S. I went to the Mattel's web site for more information and was greeted with numerous error pages. Could it be that their web site is made in China too???

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Anything made in China is JUNK! The American people are just putting AMERICANS out of work and buying JUNK FROM CHINA that you just throw away and buy more JUNK FROM CHINA! BUSH LOVES AS HIS FRIENDS ARE GETTING RIVJER! LEAD PAINT GONE 30 YEARS IN USA AND BEING GIVEN TO YOU BY CHINA WHO DOES NOT CARE! THET WILL SHOOT SOME ONE AGAIN AND SAY WE ARE TRYING!